12 days in Lakeland Itinerary

12 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tampere
— 3 nights
2
Joensuu
— 2 nights
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
4
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
5
Kouvola
— 2 nights

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Rauhaniemi Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Hatanpaa Arboretum and Pohtiolampi. Pack the 1st (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and don't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere online trip itinerary builder.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Tampere is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Tel Aviv in July, expect nights in Tampere to be much colder, around °C, while days are little chillier, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pohtiolampi ©
Pohtiolampi

2
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko, thenadmire the natural beauty at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Honkaniemi Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Utra Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: hunt for treasures at Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market), don't miss a visit to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Joensuu Church, and finally whizz through the canopy at Treetop Adventure Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Joensuu day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Joensuu takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July in Joensuu, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Joensuu

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma ©
Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma
Joensuu Church ©
Joensuu Church

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 7th (Sun), examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, and finally pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip website.

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

2
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, thenget engrossed in the history at Wolkoff House Museum, thenlook for gifts at MyGoodKnife, and finally admire the striking features of Lappeen Marian kirkko. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, admire the masterpieces at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, thenget engrossed in the history at South Karelia Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta travel route planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kouvola trip planner.

You can take a train from Lappeenranta to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kouvola are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area

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